Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer.....

Toby & I would
like to wish you happy Memorial Day,
such a special day for America.
Silly dog just wouldn't sit
on that red, white and blue quilt....
This probably will be my last 
post for awhile too.
I am working on a new book,
there will be quite a few pieces 
in it
&
I cannot share them for awhile.
Plus we will be going out
and vending at some
awesome quilt shows.
When it gets close to the date,
I will let you know,
just in case you are in the area.
A few of my quilts will be 
going to Houston this year, so that is 
Awesome!
Lots of wonderful things are
happening 
for my little quilt pattern company!
Have a wonderful June!!
Elizabeth Ann
&
Toby


Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Few Extra Details.....

 Sorry my Comments 
on my last post seam to have disappeared,
maybe they 
went to the Cloud....
I brought along some of my
smaller designs
&
they were a hit!
To answer your questions,
I had a great time and
I had great neighbors to make my experience 
perfect.
We would watch each others booth so 
we could get out a little 
and see all the pretty threads,
wools and fabric!
I met the owner of Valdani threads
and even brought some home!
There was a lady from Carlsbad, CA
that made the most wonderful
quilts with animals,
wish I knew her name...
I also had a wonderful book company
come to the booth and....................
Have a great weekend!!
Elizabeth Ann
P.S. I didn't get an autograph from Ms. Pink....





Monday, May 18, 2015

Ten Important Helpful Hints for New Exhibitors at Quilt Market ..........


Number One
Take your sweet doggy, you will need to see his sweet face at the end of the day...
Number Two
When renting this car
UPGRADE
&
make sure it knows it's way around
a big city
OR
take your big truck with you....
 

Number Three
When parking in one of these - please write down which one it is......
 Number Four
  When Tula Pink is filming a video, please please don't walk right into it...  it's highly frowned upon....
 Number Five
Apparently bright colored quilts would sell better in certain parts of the country and....
Number Six 
Country style quilts sell very well in other parts of the country...

Number Seven
Make sure your hotel is around the corner from this place.....

Number Eight 
Take a peek at Moda & United Notions Booths
&
don't let anyone hear your squeal with delight....

Number Nine
Taking pictures of your trip 
would be nice....

Number Ten
  Take a midnight flight home so you can sleep in your very own bed....
                                                  Elizabeth Ann                                                   



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Autumn In New England.....

Got the quilt back yesterday 
afternoon 
&
just finished the binding.
I love the bias stripe look!
I love the quilting, 
little leaves, bigger leaves 
the feathers have a 
little leaf corner.
The embroidery work was 
designed for beginners 
a few more advanced stitches
are included in the pattern
that can be used.
The blocks are easily pieced so most
everyone can enjoy making
this quilt.
It was very enjoyable to make!
Have a wonderful rest of the week
&
weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, April 20, 2015

All Around The House.....

 Little piles of 
pretty patterns are slowly
taking over the house....
 Getting ready for quilt market,
so far, has been fun.
Suitcases are out and ready,
and I am still pretty calm,
we will see how long that last.....
I still have one more quilt to get the binding
sewed on 
&
hopefully one more pattern
to finish up.
Have a fun week!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sweet Pea's Back Home......

I am so happy with 
Sweet Pea....
Look at all that beautiful quilting!
These last two quilts will
have a stripe bias binding.
Had two great lessons yesterday 
&
I just love the way it turned out.
What a great little quilt to 
put out when its dark and dreary outside!

A month from today I will be
setting my booth up at
Spring Quilt Market!
Time is flying quickly 
but 
I think the hard work is done now.
 I am looking forward to 
meeting the store owners,
hope they find me,
way way way in the back....
Have a great rest of the week!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday afternoon......

 Five weeks until 
Spring Quilt Market....
I'm not so scared anymore, after all
I am way way way in the back of the 
convention center, 
and you know all the action is
in the Moda row!

The quilts are now at the quilter's,
can hardly wait to see what 
she does with them.
I left the borders alone,
I think I was just tired of 
working on it, it was a lot of 
sewing in a couple of weeks.
Now I trying to figure out how to
make a 6' long table 
look absolutely wonderful -
(1st Picture)
The goal is to make those shop 
owners leave with a little bit of everything!
I found a grocery store by my hotel
room that has lots of beautiful 
fresh flowers and box lunches!
So the table will have a cute bouquet
&
I can have lunch without leaving 
the booth (very important)....

 Needed a little bit of
sewing to keep myself calm.
Nothing like a pink sheep 
&
pink bunny to do the trick!
 Thank you sweet ladies for
leaving a comment about my
quilt -
The name will be.....
Autumn in New England
And I like to thank Kay for writing me
and helping with the market questions.
She has been to market quite a few times 
to help another designer so she knows
all about it.  I appreciate the time 
she took to write me several times.
So all I have left 
is to print patterns 
&
clean the house....
(so very important)
Have a great week!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Pattern Name.....

 Do you think
"The Best Of New England"
is a little goofy 
for a name?
 Woolly Autumn
is sort of plain for a name....
The quilt is ready for the quilter,
after I got the borders on
I was a little worried
I picked the wrong fabric
but the binding will just finish it off
perfectly....
Any fabric I tried just sort of sat
there but this little gem
made everything sparkle...
Of course tomorrow I may not 
like it at all...
I think I'm just tired,
two days of working on our taxes
wore me right out, they keep
changing the rules.....

Well I have curtains & a tablecloth to make for my
little market booth.
Straight sewing, I should be able to handle that
pretty easily...
Have a wonderful week
&
Happy Easter to you all!
Elizabeth Ann